Genus of over 100 species of trees and shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas. The genus name is derived from the Greek "Erythros", meaning red.
Latin name: Erythrina crista-galli
They grow in warm climates, in full sun and fertile soils.
Propagated by seeds and semi-woody cuttings.
Deciduous tree with leathery, green leaves and big inflorescences of red flowers, borne from summer to autumn.
Plant alone or in rows.